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Ed Koumans

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Edward Koumans was born 1946 in The Hague, Holland, arriving in Australia with his family in 1949. He lives and works in Cairns, Queensland.

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Koumans is one of Far North Queensland’s favourite artists, delighting collectors and artists for over two decades with his witty, ironic and sometimes sinister figurative assemblages and paintings.

In the tradition of assemblage sculpture, Koumans presents figures constructed from everyday flotsam and jetsam. Mementos of times gone by and ethnographic fragments, discarded odds and ends take on new life as distinctive figurative sculptures.

Koumans’s paintings have a primitive figurative style. He uses an open brush technique and scrapes back through wet paint in a drawing gesture. His new paintings on paper and canvas and distinctive figurative sculptural works, reveal the artist’s current immersion in the subject matter of birds.

Blunt Edge 3rd December 2016 Portrait Group Show

Ziggy 18th March 2016 Group Show

Blunt Edge 30th November 2013 Portrait Group Show

INXS 12th July 2013 Crate 59 Group Show

Second Installment Slathouse 28th May 2013

Filth 1st March 2013

Blunt Edge 29th November 2012 Portrait Group Show

In Perpentuum 2nd November 2012 Crate 59

Concerate 24th August 2012 Crate 59 Group Show

Greyscale 9th December 2011 Crate 59

Blunt Edge 18th November 2011 Portrait Group Show

A Window to a Soul – 2nd October 2010 Crate 59 Single Show

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